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What separates the best chess players from the rest? What gives them the edge over their rivals? Chess legend Vladimir Kramnik believes it is their fighting skills and the ability to continuously find ways to keep a game alive. Colin Crouch agrees, and is fascinated that the world's strongest players seem almost unbeatable, even when play appears sharp and double-edged. This book examines the tremendous fighting qualities of today's top players.
International Master Colin Crouch analyses key games from three 2012 events: the Kramnik-Aronian match, the Anand-Gelfand World Championship match (all the games) and the Tal Memorial tournament. He demonstrates how the players make choices which give nothing away to their opponents but are always alert to punish any slight errors, and how we can apply these lessons in move selection from top-level chess to help us in our own games.
The Move by Move series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge.
The late Colin Crouch was an International Master, a tremendously experienced tournament player and a highly regarded chess writer. His books have received great acclaim for their thoroughness and originality.
Published 2013, softback, 303 pages.